2021 Aprilia Tuono 660
When word got out about the RS 660, we were all pretty gosh darn excited. We rode the RS last year and, despite not being able to firmly place it in a particular motorcycle genre, were pretty impressed with its peachy little engine, the way it handled and its space-age tech. That said, the...
2021 Ducati Monster

When you’ve sold as many Monsters as Ducati have – more than 350,000 – you know you’re onto a winner. But whilst the Monster 1200 always seemed to be exactly what it said on the tin (a Monster), its smaller sibling, the Monster 900 never seemed quite as monstrous as I’d have liked….

2021 BMW S 1000 R

BMW has finally given the S 1000 R a long-overdue update; it’s 5.1kg lighter, it’s got a new chassis and yes, before you ask, it does include the newer spec S 1000 RR based engine… sort of. Ok, it’s not in the same 200bhp+ state of tune and you don’t get shifting cams, but essentially, it’s…

Husqvarna Norden 901 | Explore more
Since Husqvarna revealed the Norden 901 concept at the EICMA show in 2019, we’ve been teased with glimpses of the bike being tested here and there, but other than that, they’ve been very coy with the details. Until now. They’ve finally removed the veil of secrecy surrounding their new... Read more
Crighton CR700W | 220hp Wankel Weapon
If I told you, you could have a race bike with a MotoGP spec power-to-weight ratio and you could do a full season on it without stripping the engine, you’d think I was talking out of my bottom, wouldn’t you? Well before today, the 30th October 2021, I would... Read more
Bike racing | When have you ‘made it’?
When I was a kid, I wanted to be a world champion bike racer. I also wanted to be a commercial airline pilot, and I quite fancied giving professional wrestling a go, too. As I got older, I soon forgot about aeroplanes and wrestling rings, but I didn’t forget... Read more
2022 BMW K 1600 | Big Bavarian Bagger
How do you fancy a six cylinder, 1600cc Bavarian bullet to bomb around on? Since 2010, anyone that wants to, has been able to, thanks to BMW and their bonkers K 1600. The K 1600 GT, GTL, B and Grand America have all been given some saucy updates, in... Read more
2022 Ducati Multistrada V4 Pikes Peak
When we took the new Multistrada V4 out for a test at the beginning of the year, we were impressed. It did everything it said on the tin, and more. Now though, a year after the first V4 Granturismo powered Multistrada was unveiled, Ducati have pulled the covers off... Read more
Kawasaki ZX-10R Termer | Good intentions
I’ve got some really, really good news. I’ve been put in charge of a new Kawasaki ZX-10R. It’s a long-term test bike that we’ll have for the next 12 months or so, and we’ve got some big plans for it. You can learn a lot about a motorcycle when... Read more
Win a custom RST V4.1 Airbag suit!
It’s fair to say we’ve redefined one-piece leather fashion over the last few years and, thankfully, our buddies at RST share a similar passion for fashion. Yesterday, we took a trip up norf to get fitted and design our 2022 suits, and got a sneaky glimpse of next season’s... Read more
Triumph Bonneville Gold Line Editions
If classy-as-caviar modern classic motorcycles are your thing, you’re going to be peaking about the latest news from Triumph. For one year only, their ‘renowned’ modern classic range will be available in Gold Line Editions. That’s the Scramblers, Street Scramblers, Bonnevilles, Bobbers and Speedmasters. Nice. The announcement comes following... Read more
Slow crashes | why do they always hurt?
When you’ve crashed as many times as me, you get to learn a few things. And contrary to popular misconception, it doesn’t always hurt. In fact nine times out of ten, you can pick yourself up, dust yourself down, and live to ride another day; even when you have... Read more
2021 Isle of Man Superbike Shootout
Here it is. The big one. El Capitano. The don. The mother of all grouptests. Sure, 1000cc sportsbikes aren’t currently busting the sales charts, but there’s nothing sexier than gathering seven of the latest superbikes together and creating gold. And to make things sexier, we took them to the... Read more
Social media; a valid second opinion?
They’re on our phones, our laptops and our personal computers. There’s no escaping them, so we check them daily, hourly and sometimes minute-ly. They keep us entertained, informed and in touch with friends, relatives and people we’ve never met. They’re social media platforms, such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter,... Read more
Fabio Quartararo | MotoGP World Champion
After qualifying down in fifteenth, nobody really expected Fabio Quartararo to walk away from Misano as the MotoGP World Champion. But he did. Because when Pecco Bagnaia lobbed his Factory Ducati at the tyre wall, at the same left hander that caught out so many riders over the weekend,... Read more